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  • Foreword by Bharat Bhandari, Executive Director LI-BIRD Agricultural biodiversity, a subset of biological diversity, is the foundation of food and nutritional security. Smallholder farmers in developing countries are considered custodians of local agrobiodiversity who conserve, utilize, and maintain crop genetic diversity along with associated traditional knowledge and use cases. Changing climate coupled with other socio-economic […]

  • Este módulo ha sido diseñado para ayudar a los facilitadores en llevar a cabo las actividades especiales de la Escuela de Campo para Agricultores (ECA).Los temas especiales son temas complementarios que ofrecen información adicional útil para el desarrollo de las actividades de la ECA. Por ejemplo, las ECA que trabajaron con latencia de semillas en […]

  • This module has been designed to help facilitators to undertake Farmer Field School (FFS) special topics. Special topics are complementary topics that provide additional information which is useful for the development of the FFS activities. For example, FFS that addressed seed dormancy in Zimbabwe included a special topic on ways to manipulate seed germination provided […]

  • Este módulo ha sido diseñado para ayudar a los facilitadores a llevar a cabo las evaluaciones de fin de ciclo de las Escuelas de Campo para Agricultores (ECA) a nivel individual para cada ECA. Durante la evaluación de fin de ciclo a nivel de la ECA, los facilitadores y los agricultores reflexionarán sobre las lecciones […]

  • This module has been designed to help facilitators to undertake Farmer Field School (FFS) end-of-cycle evaluations at FFS level. During the end-of-cycle evaluation at FFS-level, facilitators and farmers will reflect on the lessons learned, developments, challenges and problems related to the content of the FFS work and functioning of the FFS group. They will assess […]

  • Este módulo ha sido diseñado para ayudar a los facilitadores de las escuelas de campo para agricultores (ECA) en nutrición y plantas alimenticias locales a llevar a cabo actividades que ayuden a los agricultores a mejorar el manejo de plantas alimenticias locales. Este documento presenta directrices para la siembra de plantas alimenticias locales, la cosecha […]

  • This module has been designed to help facilitators of Farmer Field School (FFS) on nutrition and local food plants to implement activities that help farmers to improve the management of local food plants. This document presents guidelines for sowing local food plants, harvesting wild plants, seed storage and germination, and vegetative propagation. FFS facilitators and […]

  • Módulo: Fase de diagnóstico Esta guía es la primera de una serie que profundizará en los diferentes módulos que componen una Escuela de Campo sobre Plantas Alimenticias Locales para la Nutrición. Este documento está destinado a ayudar a los facilitadores a completar los ejercicios de diagnóstico que forman parte de una Escuela de Campo para […]

  • Module: Diagnostic phase This guide is a first of a series that will zoom in on the different modules that make up a Farmer Field School on Local Food Plants for Nutrition. This specific document is meant to help facilitators complete the diagnostic exercises which are part of a Farmer Field School (FFS). It summarizes […]

  • Farmer Field Schools (FFS) are central to the SD=HS way of working. This gender journey module can be applied within the framework of the FFS on Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB), on Nutrition and Local Food Plants, or on Farmer Seed Enterprises. It is part of SD=HS’ efforts to advance women’s leadership in agrobiodiversity management. SD=HS […]

  • Los objetivos y actividades de fitomejoramiento de una Escuela de Campo para Agricultores (ECA) se basan en la “fase de diagnóstico”, en la que los agricultores realizan un diagnóstico colectivo de su situación y de los problemas y desafíos que enfrentan en el cultivo de sus cultivos y variedades. La etapa de diagnóstico es crucial […]

  • This field guide was developed by the Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security program and its consortium partners in 2018: Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT), Asociación ANDES, and the Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for community empowerment (SEARICE). It is based on Farmer Field School training experience in Zimbabwe, Peru, Myanmar, Lao P.D.R. and Vietnam. The diagnostic stage is […]

  • Módulo: Diseño del Modelo para la Selección de Variedades utilizando Fitomejoramiento Participativo (PVS/SVF) – Modelo para la Investigación En el presente modulo, preparamos el lugar en el cual se ha de establecer La Escuela de Campo para Agricultores (ECA) y las áreas agrícolas que se utilizaran para el Modelo de las Parcelas Experimentales, en las […]

  • This module is part of the Facilitator’s field guide for Farmer Field Schools on Participatory Plant Breeding. It is meant to help prepare the Farmer Field School (FFS) site and the plots of land on which we will do the fieldwork and testing of lines for the next season. The way we design the plots […]

  • El Mejoramiento Participativo de Variedades (MPV) funciona con variedades significativas de cultivos auto polinizados o de polinización cruzada. El objetivo es: i) restaurar características o aspectos que se han deteriorado con el tiempo, ii) mejorar las características preferidas o iii) adaptar las variedades para las condiciones agrícolas cambiantes. El atractivo del MPV es que no […]

  • Participatory Variety Enhancement (PVE) works with appreciated local varieties of cross- and self-pollinating crops. The objective is to either i) restore characteristics, or ‘traits’, that have deteriorated over time, ii) improve preferred traits, or iii) adapt the varieties to changing growing conditions. What makes PVE attractive is that it requires no materials from outside. Farmers […]

  • Starter Kit: A short introduction to Farmer Field Schools in the SD=HS programme Prepared by Bert Visser, in collaboration with Anita Dohar, Hilton Mbozi and Frederik van Oudenhoven, this is a quick introduction to the three Field Guides developed by the SD=HS programme, i.e. the Field Guides on Participatory Plant Breeding, on Nutrition and Local […]

  • This Field Guide module has been developed drawing from a wide range of sources and experiences, from within the SD=HS programme and from various other organizations, and has benefited in particular from the longstanding efforts of Bioversity International in this field. It is intended to be used in the context of farmer field schools. It […]

  • This document aims at providing a guideline for the implementation of a baseline survey to capture information on nutrition and local food plants, which corresponds to the work on nutrition (third Pillar) of the “Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security” Program (SD=HS). SD=HS is a global program, currently implemented by consortium partners in eight countries and coordinated by […]

  • This document aims at providing a guideline for the development of farmer field school (FFS) curricula on Nutrition and Local Food Plants with a gender approach, which is part of the SD=HS program. The FFS on Nutrition and Local Food Plants aims at contributing to the SD=HS objective on improving the quality and diversity of […]

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